Each Memorial Day, we honor our fallen heroes.
This national holiday is also the start of the summer travel season.
If you're planning on getting away for a little summer fun - whether near or far - you'll want to read on.
See, it's very important to take the preparedness mindset on the road with you. When you prepare accordingly, you'll get the most out of your summer fun - and stay safe and healthy.
HOW TO PREPARE YOURSELF FOR MORE SUMMER FUN
Fun. It's not something a lot of folks associate with the "prepper" stereotype.
Well, you and I both know that almost all of us in the preparedness community are not shut-ins living off in the mountains somewhere.
Just like everyone, we enjoy getting away from home for new adventures, relaxing and having fun.
You shouldn't feel obligated to saddle yourself with tons of emergency gear (that would not be fun).
However, it's important to focus on the essentials and be prepared should you run into a crisis during your vacation.
So, here are the two essential things you should focus on.
Second, we have the Survival Spring by Alexapure. This pocket-sized water filter can also filter up to 300 gallons. But, what's special about the Survival Spring is its super-slim compact design. You can drink through the straw-like device, directly from any freshwater source making it a top choice for ultralight backpackers and international travelers. To learn more about the Survival Spring, click here.
Both of these powerful filtration systems eliminate up to 99.9999% of contaminants found in drinking water, targeting:
The next essential item for summer travel should be just as obvious as water:
By now, most of you know how important it is to have ample emergency food storage on hand at home.
But, it's always good to have emergency food you can take with you while traveling.
Consider this: many popular travel destinations are prone to extreme weather and natural disasters - hurricanes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes just to name a few.
In the event of one of these disasters, it's always a good idea to have at least a few days of food on hand. Even better, a week or two's worth of food.
You could be cut off from the nearest town or market and you'll need nourishment to fall back on.This is why we ensure all of our short-term emergency food supplies are lightweight and compact and can easily be stored in a suitcase, carry-on, even a purse.
Our lightweight food is a popular choice among lovers of the outdoors. Less pack weight means more fun on the trail, boat or at the cabin.
The part that everyone loves? The taste. From hearty dishes like:
I'm sure you'll find a favorite recipe in no time.
I hope these tips on preparing for summer travel find you well and ready to experience the world while you relax. It's easy to take the preparedness mindset on the road with you when you have the right knowledge and the right supplies.
Traveling or staying - keep safe out there, friends!